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Can MP3 player with a dead battery play in a powered dock?

by bobdstephens / May 11, 2013 7:50 AM PDT

My MP3 players are several years old, and have batteries that cannot be replaced. I have A/C speaker docks that are designed specifically for these MP3 players. The speaker docks provide power to the players - (that is, they charge the MP3 battery when docked). Anticipating that the MP3 batteries will eventually die, will I still be able to use these players when docked?

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(NT) My really old iPod is like that. Worked fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2013 9:01 AM PDT
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Thanks for the information, R. Proffitt
by bobdstephens / May 15, 2013 1:14 AM PDT

But unfortunately, I checked with the manufacturer, and was told that no, it won't play in the dock when the battery is toast. Perhaps there is a difference with different brands.

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I never checked with the maker!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2013 3:21 PM PDT

My bet is they would tell me no as well.

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